The latest installment in an occasional series, "Stories you Wished Weren' t True but Predictably and Woefully Are": over at The Daily Express Vanessa Feltz writes:
WHAT’S that weird noise? It’s the sound of jaws dropping nationwide as we attempt to digest the news that a married mother in her 40s has been suspended from work because she now has a criminal record after being cautioned by police for leaving her 14-year-old son in charge of his three-year-old brother while she nipped to the shops for 30 minutes. No disaster occurred. Yet the woman’s valuable work as a healthcare assistant is indefinitely in abeyance and the rest of us are sitting slumped in stupefied shock.
Read the whole thing, but let's try to do the Naming and the Shaming... BBW will be looking into which Constabulary thought it proper to prosecute this absurdity, and would love to hear from you if you know...
By Alex Deane